We have busy minds. Our imagination can help us make sense of what they see in some pretty peculiar ways.
Susan says, “Isn’t it odd how we interject our perspective into the worlds of others? Instead a picture of two cacti in nature I saw that the bigger cactus was protecting the little cactus. Did you? It’s not what is happening here at all (I don’t think), but our brains are driven to make sense of things we see in some pretty peculiar ways. This is useful for you, the presenter. If this photo is used to illustrate our protective natures, it’s pretty darned funny. Who would ever think of a cactus as protective? They are a world of hurt, death by a thousand sticks. But, yes, even the most dangerous of plants can be presented in such a way as to appear nurturing, kindly, and helpful. Interesting isn’t it, how our imagination can help us have a little fun?”
Spark Imagination. Make Things Fun.
Lucia says, “Yes, imagination was a big influence in the making of this photo. I chuckled when I saw the two cacti looking like a parent protecting a child. Then I thought about spiny cactus and realized the contrast of what I was thinking. I can tell you this dichotomy gave me great pleasure. Now I’m doubly pleased that the story I wanted to tell came across as has hoped. Susan’s description captured my thoughts exactly. She’s right. You can use a photo like this to spark your audience’s imagination. Give their minds something to work out. It’ll be fun and it will make your presentation memorable.“
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